Just got home fromt the game a little while ago. First of all, this was only the second time instant replay has been used at National's Park, correct? I seem to remember they reviewed a call one other time, to one of the few games I didn't go to last year as it was a day game. On that note, anyone by some bizarre chance know of the top of their heads how many games the National's have had total, road and home, where there was a review? Best I can guess on vague recollections is four or five.
Secondly, that was wild to see five infielders. Such a rarity, and everytime you looked to the infield the whole thing just seemed "off." Bizarre call on the Met's part, but it didn't hurt them nor did it help them, so the questionable decision making involved in such a call was rendered moot fairly quickly by the Z-Man.
Finally, not to side with the other team, but MLB screwed the Mets. Really, really screwed the Mets. Having one game, a night game no less, in Puerto Rico, then having to fly to DC? Even if it hadn't been a long game, and a rain delay to boot, that's unacceptable. A night game in PR followed by a night game in DC was blatantly unfair to the Mets. Having the Marlins play the next night would have been slightly different as Florida's a hell of a lot closer than DC, and it would have been a home game. Hearing they didn't get in at Dulles until after 7am was ridiculous. Of course since the move to PR wasn't announced until after the schedule was announced (I'm fairly sure that's correct.) MLB has an "excuse." Games in Puerto Rico should never happen again unless both teams get an off-day the next day, or at the very least the PR game is a day game. MLB had absolutely no excuse for having last nights game not start at least a couple of hours earlier, which certainly would have alleviated an already bad situation for the Mets. You could tell the entire team was beat by looking at their faces/hustle between innings.